Lawson show love for refugees


LAWSON will be spreading their love tonight to show their support for the thousands of refugees seeking solace.

The four-piece band are performing in Love From Liverpool, a concert at the city’s Echo Arena to raise money for the British Red Cross.

The line up also includes The Farm, OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark), John Power, Mic Lowry, The Christians and members of CAST, Space, The Icicle Works and Sense of Sound. It is hosted by John Bishop, and Janice Long.

Lead singer, former Winstanley College pupil Andy Brown told Liverpool Echo: “I got a text from one of my mates who works at Juice FM.

“He said there’s this great concert for refugees in Liverpool and asked if we were free.

“It was perfect timing for us - we’d just got back from America and we don’t go to Australia until next week so we got in touch with them. We’re so pleased to be playing. It’s a great line-up and we wanted to do everything we could to raise money and awareness for a good cause.

“It was a real honour to be involved. I’m looking forward to seeing some of the people from there at the concert this weekend.

“I’m so proud to be from Liverpool - it’s a city that stands up for what it believes in and where people come together to help wherever they can.”

The band have just come back from touring in America, promoting their eagerly-awaited new album and they are preparing to go to Australia to support Robbie Williams on his stadium tour.

Andy added: “We’re massive fans of Robbie so when we were approached about the tour we couldn’t believe it.

“We’ve done a few shows with him before and he’s always been so supportive of us. It’s going to be great for us to go out on tour with him. We can’t wait.”

Tickets for the concert are £25 and are available by visiting

All proceeds will be made to British Red Cross, who are currently working endlessly to give food, water and medical aid to refugees arriving in the continent and ensuring families stay together.